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Imogen Triner

Imogen Triner studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she won many major prizes, including the Paddy Purcell Prize for all wind instruments. She was awarded a Countess of Munster Scholarship and then a Winston Churchill Fellowship to continue her studies with the Berlin Philharmonic’s solo oboist, Lothar Koch.

Imogen’s performances have included major concertos with the Tivoli Festival Symphony Orchestra in Denmark, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra,  the Turku Philharmonic and Kuopio Symphony Orchestras – both in Finland, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, the Kansas Chamber Orchestra, the National Italian Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Radio and Television Orchestra, the Norkoping Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and many chamber orchestras in the UK, with whom she has played numerous concertos and recorded many of them for  CD. Many of these performances have been recorded for the radio.

As a chamber musician Imogen has performed highly acclaimed recitals in major London venues and in festivals throughout the UK.  She has toured all over Scandinavia, America and Japan both as a recitalist, giving master classes and with her oboe quartet – oboeworks. Various composers have written quartets especially for Imogen, notably Peter McGarr,  and some of these are included on the two CDs Oboeworks has recorded.

Imogen has played with Roger Huckle and the Bristol Ensemble for many years and has thoroughly enjoyed many wonderful and varied performances. From Bach concerti through large orchestral works to more recently  – Pink Floyd and The Beatles! She now lives in Bristol and loves the city. Imogen continues her busy playing career, coaching and teaching here.

When Imogen is not playing she is most likely to be walking in the hills and mountains with her husband, gardening, or training on Bristol Downs with BeMilitaryFit!

“….Beautiful oboe playing …singing with authority and seduction.  Colin Matthews oboe quartet was soulful and filled with lyrical legato playing” 

Berlingske Tidende Copenhagen

“ Excellently  performed…Elegance and control together with a dashing and brilliant vitality….greeted by ovation.”  (Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto)

La Stampa RAI Turin

“…more like an operatic diva, heavy in theatrical expression… a joy to listen to…Triner plays the oboe really wonderfully.” (Strauss Oboe Concerto)

Politiken Copenhagen

“The Crème de la Crème” 

The London Evening Standard